Jamie Saft Trio releases Lotus Blossom (Billy Strayhorn) | Film by Adam Goldberg
Jamie Saft Trio- Lotus Blossom
Jamie Saft- piano
Jim Lyden- acoustic bass
Gary Gemmiti- drums
Steve Erdman – Wigmono
with Roxane Daner
Bud Earl Goldberg
Sonny Sweets Goldberg
Directed by Adam Goldberg
In Memory of Jerry Granelli
“Lotus Blossom” is a magical composition written by the great Billy Strayhorn. Duke Ellington used to close concerts with this unique piece. The version presented here is dedicated to the memory of my friend and mentor Master Musician Jerry Granelli, whose brush work and positive aspect shined through the Peanuts score music as the drummer for the Vince Guaraldi Trio. Jerry spoke often of the Buddhist principle of “Nowness”- of committing to each unique individual moment. It is in Jerry’s memory that I present this sweet version of “Lotus Blossom.” Enjoy.Jamie Saft
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Recorded and mixed by Jamie Saft in Midcoast Maine.
Mastered by Christian Castagno in Minca, Colombia
Art & design by Steve Erdman / Erdman Designs.
Piano tuned and prepared by Michael Lynam, R.P.T.
Written by Billy Strayhorn.
Published by Tempo Music, Inc. and Music Sales Corporation (ASCAP)